Kenneth Lauren "Ken" Burns (born July 29, 1953) is an American director and producer of documentary movies. He is known for his style of using archival footage and photographs. Burns is also a historian and writer.
Burns in April 2016
Kenneth Lauren Burns
July 29, 1953
|Alma mater||Hampshire College|
Amy Stechler (m. 1982–1993)
Julie Deborah Brown (m. 2003)
His most widely known documentaries are The Civil War (1990), Baseball (1994), Jazz (2001), The War (2007), The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009), Prohibition (2011) and The Central Park Five (2012)
Burns was born on July 29, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He studied at Hampshire College. Burns was married to Amy Stechler from 1982 until they divorced in 1993. Then he was married to Julie Deborah Brown since 2003.
- "Ken Burns Biography (1953-)". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
- Bragg, Meredith; Gillespie, Nick (October 3, 2011). "Ken Burns on PBS Funding, Being a 'Yellow-Dog Democrat,' & Missing Walter Cronkite". Reason. Archived from the original on May 3, 2012.
Media related to Ken Burns at Wikimedia Commons
- Florentine Films—Ken Burns's production company
- Ken Burns at AllMovie
- Ken Burns on IMDb
- Ken Burns on PBS
- Ken Burns bibliography
- Ken Burns at Library of Congress Authorities — with 54 catalog records